My truck uses around 4 quarts of oil every 150 miles i need to take the truck 1200 miles round trip. How bad of an idea is this if i keep a close eye on the oil level and everything? I know its not idea but i dont have a whole lot of choice in the matter right now. Thank you for your help.
Long Trip With Engine Burning Oil, Good or Bad Idea on 1999 Dodge Ram 1500
by Chuck Dodge in Maryville, MO on January 20, 2013
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by ziptie12 on January 20, 2013
Bring 30 quarts of oil and stop every 60 miles to add 2 quarts. OR find the leak and if it's simple (oil pressure sender or valve cover gasket(s) ), then it might cost less to fix the leak. 30 quarts of oil=$120.00?
COMMENT by Chuck Dodge on January 20, 2013
checked for leak long time ago, its burning it, do you think it will burn more than usual running down the highway for a long lenghth of time?
COMMENT by ziptie12 on January 20, 2013
You are burning 4 quarts every 150 miles? Does this thing still have the converters on it? Is the PCV system working?